August 2007

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Two Louisiana Cities Join Latest Wave of Low-Pants Legislation

The city council of Alexandria, Louisiana, has chosen to join other municipalities that are bravely fighting against the greatest scourge of our day, namely the problem of people wearing low-riding pants that do not conceal all of their undergarments.  On…


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Leona Helmsley Leaves $12 Million to Dog

The Associated Press reports today that Leona Helmsley, the billionaire who became notorious in the 1980s for saying "Only the little people pay taxes," and who died earlier this month, has left $12 million to her dog. Helmsley’s will, made…


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German Awarded Just $4,100 for Lost Skull Section

In a result sure to not open the floodgates of missing-skull litigation, a German court has awarded only 3,000 euros ($4,100) to a man who had to have the top of his skull replaced with plastic after a hospital’s error….


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Jury Finds Officer Was Still “On Duty” During Sex

On August 15, a jury acquitted a British police officer of dereliction of duty (I think) after he convinced them he had in fact been "on duty" while he was having sex in a room at the police station at…


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Activist Convicted of Pelting School Board Members With Grapes

Agnes Hitchcock says she has made her point and will no longer disrupt school-board meetings, now that her act of civil disobedience on April 4 has served its purpose of allowing her to talk about mismanagement of the Detroit-area school…


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Atlanta Joins Those Bravely Fighting Low-Pants Epidemic

The Associated Press reports today that a proposed amendment to Atlanta’s indecency ordinances would target baggy, low-riding pants that allow portions of the wearer’s underwear to be seen.  The ordinance would make "the indecent exposure of [one’s] undergarments" in a…